The Boatel Company of Mora, MN bought out the Abe Matthews Manufacturing Companys snowmobile line in 1965 to add another manufacturing activity to their successful boat manufacturing activities. They manufactured the Trailmaker, Ski-Bird, and later the Grand-Prix models from 1965 through 1972.
The Boatel Ski-Bird was advertised as When the flag goes downBoatel Ski-Bird will be there at the finish. Boatel was proud of its performance in stock racing.
Performances during the 1965-66 racing season:
Eagle River Intl Snowmobile Marathon 1st in the cross country
1st in the economy run
Antigo Intl Snowmobile Meet 1st, 2nd, 3rd cross country
Brainerd Snowmobile Rally 1st 4th in the lap races
Winnipeg to St. Paul Winter Carnival All entered Boatels finished
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